Man charged in relation to Rakaia homicide inquiry

Forensic team at the Rakaia property where a homicide occurred. Photo: John Keast
Forensic team at the Rakaia property on Thursday. Photo: John Keast
A man has been remanded in custody after appearing on charges in relation to the death of a Canterbury dairy farm worker in Rakaia.

Tony Grant Waldron was found dead in his bed with a gunshot wound at his home, on Gardiners Rd, Wednesday morning.

A 25-year-old was charged with threatening to kill, being in possession of a .22 calibre rifle and a drug charge relating to cannabis.

He appeared in the district court on Friday and has been granted interim name suppression.